Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're joining Anna at Aro Publicity for a stop along their current tour for the latest release from author Lori Foster. It's official BOOK BIRTHDAY (as of this post) is August 1st, 2018 via HQN Books and if you've sampled any of her previous works, you're not gonna want to miss this! Titles in my "read" column don't really extend past the single digits (as of yet), but that past experience, the synopsis, and let's face it, that ADORABLE cover, had me hook, line, and sinker right from the start. So, if you're ready to meet your next wish list addition, keep reading because today's blog tour guest and book of choice is on deck....
About the book...
One summer, two sisters and a chance to start over…
Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper’s Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world.
Visiting Cooper’s Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done—and in the attention of the resort’s handsome scuba instructor.
For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper’s Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be, where the future is as satisfying as it is surprising…
Right from the start, I knew I was going to like this one, and that first impression was dead on. Yes, it's a Contemporary Romance, and for fans of the genre, you KNOW how much more than JUST romance these stories really contain, but for those more skeptical, allow me to enlighten you. Yes, there are potential hookups, and trust me you'll be cheering them on, but it's SO MUCH MORE than that.
It's about Phoenix and the "big ugly" that happened to her, stealing her sense of self, and making her withdraw from those she loved. Did she give up? No...merely stole time to herself to regroup, but it didn't make the journey any less harrowing, nor the unexpected surprises any less bewildering (hello, Big Sexy...I mean Coop!). It's about Ridley, Phoenix's older sister, reeling from a bad divorce that left he with wads of cash, but a broken heart masquerading as new foudn freedom and confidence. Eventually, she'll break, but not before a lot of sexy banter is exchanged (and more) with a certain scuba god. It's about Coop and his carefully shielded heart, opening to the possibilities that love can bring...but don't think he'll go without a fight. He was touched by tragedy as well, making him more cautious of lending his heart out to, well....pretty much anyone...but that doesn't mean he isn't caring, protective, and a gentleman through and through for all those whose lives he touches. It's about Baxter, his unexpected past, and how it shaped the man he is today. His brazen flitatious nature is smoldering, yet harmless...well, for most anyway...though true intimacy scares the ba jee bees out of him...for now. Those are just the main players, but it should come as no surprise that all the secondary characters are just as memorable too.
All in all, it's a story about second chances, for man and beast, and how no matter what if we are true to ourselves, there's nothing more that can be asked. We may need to reset at times when life throws us off balance, as well as learn that accepting the helping hand of another is not a sign of weakness. Phoenix may see herself as broken and weak, but when seen through the eyes (and hearts!) of others, she's as mighty as an oak with a heart of gold...and with the likes of Coop (and Sugar!) hanging around, she's well on her way to rediscovering her old self.
About the author...
Lori Foster is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author with books from a variety of publishers, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martin's, Harlequin and Silhouette. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her Web site at www.lorifoster.com.
Special thanks to Anna at Aro Publicitiy for the chance to bring this tour to you and to HQN Books for the ARC for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above This title is set to release the end of this month, so mark your calendar or pre order your copy today! For more bookish fun and insights, be sure to check out the rest of the tour making its way through the blogosphere right now!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!